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John Andermann
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SoCal and Baja

Post by John Andermann » April 28th, 2013, 5:11 pm

Here are some herps from the past 2-3 months in SoCal and Baja.
Ensatina eschscholztii klauberi
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Batrachoseps major major
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Pseudacris hypochondriaca hypochondriaca
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Spea hammondii
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Coleonyx variegatus variegatus
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Coleonyx variegatus abbotti
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Phyllodactylus nocticolus
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Elgaria multicarinata webbii
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Xantusia vigilis
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Plestiodon skiltonianus interparietalis
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Sceloporus orcutti
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Callisaurus draconoides rhodostictus
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Dipsosaurus dorsalis dorsalis
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Aspidoscelis hyperythra beldingi
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Phrynosoma blainvilli
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Phrynosoma platyrhinos calidarium
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Crotalus (oreganus) helleri
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Crotalus ruber
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Crotaus cerastes laterorepens
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Crotalus mitchelli pyrrhus
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Lichanura trivirgata roseofusca
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Lichanura trivirgata saslowi
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Thamnophis hammondii
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Hypsiglena ochrorhyncha klauberi
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Diadophis punctatus similis
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Arizona elegans eburnata
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Chionactis occipitalis annulata
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Chilomeniscus stramineus
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Phyllorhynchus decurtatus decurtatus
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Phyllorhynchus decurtatus perkinsi
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Lampropeltis (getula) californiae
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Lampropeltis zonata pulchra
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Pituophis catenifer annectens
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Pituophis vertebralis bimaris
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Coluber (Masticophis) flagellum piceus
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DOR Crotalus enyo
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DOR Pituophis vertebralis bimaris
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Salamanders:
Ensatina eschscholtzii klauberi
Batrachoseps major major

Frogs:
Pseudacris hypochondriaca hypochondriaca
Pseudacris cadaverina
Spea hammondii

Lizards:
Coleonyx variegatus variegatus
Coleonyx variegatus abbotti
Phyllodactylus nocticolus
Elgaria multicarinata webbii
Xantusia vigilis
Plestiodon skiltonianus interparietalis
Plestiodon gilberti rubricaudatus
Sceloporus orcutti
Sceloporus magister
Sceloporus occidentalis longipes
Uta stansburiana elegans
Callisaurus draconoides rhodostictus
Petrosaurus mearnsi mearnsi
Urosaurus lahtelai
Urosaurus nigricaudus
Urosaurus graciosus
Uma notata
Phrynosoma blainvilli
Phrynosoma platyrhinos calidarium
Aspidoscelis hyperythra beldingi
Aspidoscelis tigris tigris
Aspidoscelis tigris stejnegeri
Dipsosaurus dorsalis dorsalis
Sauromalus ater
Gambelia wislizenii
Crotaphytus vestigium

Snakes:
Crotalus (oreganus) helleri
Crotalus ruber
Crotalus cerastes laterorepens
Crotalus mitchelli pyrrhus
Lichanura trivirgata roseofusca
Lichanura trivirgata saslowi
Thamnophis hammondii
Hypsiglena ochrorhyncha klauberi
Trimorphodon lyrophanes
Diadophis punctatus similis
Arizona elegans eburnata
Chionactis occipitalis annulata
Chilomeniscus stramineus
Phyllorhynchus decurtatus
Phyllorhynchus decurtatus perkinsi
Lampropeltis (getula) californiae
Lampropeltis zonata pulchra
Pituophis catenifer annectens
Pituophis vertebralis bimaris
Coluber (Masticophis) flagellum piceus

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Re: SoCal and Baja

Post by DracoRJC » April 28th, 2013, 5:15 pm

Good stuff man! Hows that spilotes doing nowadays?

Ryan

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Re: SoCal and Baja

Post by Jeff » April 28th, 2013, 5:24 pm

Hey John

I had just learned that you left us for Southern California. If I ever told you that rattlesnakes are dirt in California, now you have seen for yourself. Hablas "Vibora de Cascabel?" Or, "Por favor, tiene ustedes Bogertophis rosaliae?"

Jeff

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Re: SoCal and Baja

Post by John Andermann » April 28th, 2013, 7:33 pm

Ryan,
He's doing well and just fathered yet another clutch.
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Jeff,
I'm at about 70-80 rattlers so far this year, but its hard to call those mitchelli dirt. ;) I'm going back to Baja twice over the summer, so I'll be putting in the hours for Bogertophis.

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Post by hellihooks » April 29th, 2013, 8:17 am

Quite an assortment... :thumb: Love the baja rosy. We rarely see bimaris posted here... :thumb: jim

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Re: SoCal and Baja

Post by John Andermann » April 29th, 2013, 6:00 pm

Thanks Jim. The bimaris was one of my top targets, so I'm glad I got to see one. I'm hoping for vertebralis vertebralis on an upcoming Cape trip, and maybe insulanus one day if research takes me out to Cedros.

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Re: SoCal and Baja

Post by scott s » April 29th, 2013, 6:08 pm

Good luck on Cedros!

I scoured that place for days and all I found were specks.

Make sure you get some detailed pics of any lichanura you might find ;)

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Re: SoCal and Baja

Post by BlackPearl » April 29th, 2013, 6:46 pm

Right on, bro!

Keep Black Pearl on the Spilotes list!

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Re: SoCal and Baja

Post by John Andermann » April 29th, 2013, 8:40 pm

Scott,
No trip to Cedros is planned yet, but its likely if my project(s) or any other lab members' projects will require further sampling from there. I would be sure to get Lichanura pics, and I'm always happy with more mitchelli. :lol: Did you come across many Aspidoscelis?

John,
You know I have you on. Will you be coming to the SD show in July? Assuming incubation goes well, they should be hatching the previous week.

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Re: SoCal and Baja

Post by Nshepard » April 29th, 2013, 9:02 pm

That 1st Phyllorhynchus decurtatus decurtatus image almost looks hypomelanistic.

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Re: SoCal and Baja

Post by scott s » April 29th, 2013, 9:30 pm

John,

I was there a long time ago and don't remember if we saw any lizards.

I think we were there early in the year trying to rock flip a lichanura and all we saw were specks.

I remember having a lobster lunch in which I ate 7 or 8 lobster tails until I was FULL.

The natives were very generous with lobster. :)

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Re: SoCal and Baja

Post by jeffro » April 30th, 2013, 4:17 am

You have definitely seen some cool herps out there.

-Jeff

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Re: SoCal and Baja

Post by Will Wells » April 30th, 2013, 6:42 am

Nice variety!!! Keep them coming!

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Re: SoCal and Baja

Post by hellihooks » April 30th, 2013, 3:16 pm

John Andermann wrote:Thanks Jim. The bimaris was one of my top targets, so I'm glad I got to see one. I'm hoping for vertebralis vertebralis on an upcoming Cape trip, and maybe insulanus one day if research takes me out to Cedros.
I had a very old male bimaris, that had gone through several owners, before coming to me. died before I could find a mate, for him...
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Awesome snakes... good luck and look forward to seeing some more... :thumb: jim

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Re: SoCal and Baja

Post by John Andermann » April 30th, 2013, 4:58 pm

Nate,
Yeah those Phyllorhynchus from farther south were pretty cool looking.

Scott,
That sounds pretty good. A lobster lunch would make a nice meal before a siesta during the slow parts of the day.

Jeff,
Its been a good season since the majority of the species have been lifers. How has the herping in LA been?

Will,
I'll probably make a post in August after the next two Baja trips. :)

Jim,
That one has some really nice red. Awesome snakes for sure.

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Re: SoCal and Baja

Post by SurfinHerp » April 30th, 2013, 8:32 pm

Wow, what a great diversity of herps!! Especially considering they're from only a few months.

I really like the saslowi boa - so clean!

The pale coast horned lizard is pretty unique. I noticed it already appears on CaliforniaHerps.com.

The leaf-toed gecko is very cool too. We don't see many of those posted.

I'd love to see a photo of a Gambelia or Crotaphytus if you feel like sharing.


I also noticed there are a couple of species from SD County that you haven't checked off your list yet (e.g. Xantusia henshawi). I'd be glad to share some locales if you're interested. Just shoot me a PM.


Jeff

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Re: SoCal and Baja

Post by John Andermann » May 1st, 2013, 9:35 am

Thanks Jeff. I didn't post most of my Phrynosomatidae or Crotaphytidae pictures because the majority are in-hand shots, not in situ or posed. I don't usually have my camera on me or at least easily accessible when noosing. :oops: I actually just saw my first few Crotaphytus this past weekend, but I didn't manage to get any pictures. Here is a Gambelia though:
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Thanks for the offer, and I'll send a PM.

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Re: SoCal and Baja

Post by SurfinHerp » May 2nd, 2013, 2:01 pm

Thanks for the additional leopard lizard pic! Looks like a decent sized male maybe.

Better luck next time getting the photo of a collared. I hope to get one sometime soon...


Jeff

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